Varicose veins causes swollen ankles

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My feet, ankles and lower legs tend to swell most days, especially if I'm up on my feet all day (at work for example). But the doctor isn't concerned. I puff up all day and piddle all night. Perhaps it's just my old blood vessels aren't working as well as they used to. Don't have varicose veins so who knows? I follow a low sodium diet just because it's the smart thing to do. Also learned more about it when my Dad was diagnosed with heart failure. Wanted to support him.
Hello, Common causes of feet swelling include traumatic Injury such as an gout (accumulation of uric acid crystals within the fluid of your feet), arthritis,infection (cellulitis or septic joint), problems with blood flow like DVT can impair normal circulation and lead to swelling around the feet,pregnancy, obesity, and varicose veins.
To add to what has be said with non-pitted edema the most common local conditions that cause edema are varicose veins and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the veins) of the deep veins of the legs. There may be some leg pain with those conditions. You should consult a doctor to rule out any medical condition associated wth body system.
Hello It sounds like your son may suffer from varicose veins (enlarged veins). These are dilated veins that can develop over time. They may run in families, be more common in reproductive aged women. They may cause no symptoms at all aside from their appearance or they may cause swelling, pain and fatigue. A number of types of doctors may treat the problem, Im more familiar with my speciality which is vascular medicine or vascular surgery.
If the condition is local and not systemic the most common local conditions that cause edema are varicose veins and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the veins) of the deep veins of the legs. These conditions can cause inadequate pumping of the blood by the veins (venous insufficiency). The resulting increased back-pressure in the veins forces fluid stay in the extremities (especially the ankles and feet). The excess fluid then leaks into the interstitial tissue spaces, causing edema.
Common causes include traumatic Injury such as an ankle sprain or a fracture,gout (accumulation of uric acid crystals within the fluid of your ankle),ankle arthritis,infection (cellulitis or septic joint), problems with blood flow like DVT can impair normal circulation and lead to swelling around the ankles,pregnancy, obesity, and varicose veins.
Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates , Abusing laxatives, Abusing diuretics, Abusing drugs, Taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills, Pregnancy and PMS, Sodium retention, Varicose veins and history of phlebitis, Allergic reactions, Neuromuscular disorders, Trauma. The hallmark of treatment is to reduce foot, leg and ankle swelling, and the first line of defense: leg elevation.
My calves have piting edema and my ankles are swollen. I can not walk too long. My blood pressure rises to 157/102. Does anyone know what causes Diastolic Hypertension? When the lower number on a blood pressure tests gets high when standing? . Recently my palms have been getting flushed and my fingertips (nailfolds) swell and get dark red when I walk, also. There is a sense pressure in my hands. Do I have high blood pressure in the veins in my hands, also?
However, since then BOTH of my feet and ankles have been swollen most all of the time (sometimes severely). The weird part is that I've noticed that whenever I'm on antibiotics for any unrelated illness, my feet and ankles do not swell. I've mentioned this to several doctors who all say that it can't have anything to do with it. But, I just think it is very odd that it never fails. Has anyone else ever noticed this?
There can be some local causes also like varicose veins which can produce a swelling. Another important cause which is often missed is hypothyroidism, an impaired functioning of the thyroid gland, in which something known as non pitting edema occurs. It means that if you press the area of the swelling for at least a minute, no pit is formed. In some patients, something known as cyclic edema also occurs in which the underlying cause is not known but this edema comes and goes.
These conditions include pregnancy, obesity, and varicose veins.
My mom who is 86 has had swollen, itchy, red ankles and calves for a couple of months. At Emergency, they told her it was an infection and gave antibiotics. When that didn't work, she went back and this time they told her it was a reaction to her blood pressure medication and to go see her physician. She has refused to see her doctor and her legs are getting worse. My brothers and I are worried sick. She won't go for help and we are so worried about her but we cannot help her.
However, during long periods of inactivity, blood can pool in the veins of the leg causing a feeling of heaviness and sometimes swollen ankles. This in turn can lead to aching and tiredness. If these symptoms are allowed to persist over a period of time, it is quite likely that varicose veins will develop. The other causes could be iron and vitamin B deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, alcohol abuse etc. Discuss these possibilities with your doctor and follow his advise. Best.
I don't have a diagnosis for my symptoms, but my feet hurt sometimes too even though I've started wearing flats with cushion insoles. I think it might be due to swelling. Are your feet/ankles/legs swollen or tight-feeling?
The most common local conditions that cause edema are varicose veins and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the veins) of the deep veins of the legs. These conditions can cause inadequate pumping of the blood by the veins (venous insufficiency). The resulting increased back-pressure in the veins forces fluid stay in the extremities (especially the ankles and feet). The excess fluid then leaks into the interstitial tissue spaces, causing edema.
I have had sudden onset of swollen,painful ankles. I am a fit 32 years old with three children under ten to keep me busy. I used to walk everywhere upto 2 miles at times. I've never had any problems before. I am fine in the morning but by evening my ankles are swollen and painful. I have hot throbbing pain. climbing stAIRS MAKES IT WORSE.I need urgent help as I have two children with special needs. I can't afford to be ill. im an a non smoker and drinker.
thought I should give a little more info. Both of my ankles & feet are swollen and I'm having lower back pain. I'm also extreamly over weight. I'm 5'8 and probably weight 270 lbs. Thank you for your insight into my problem. I have had really bad experiences with Drs. so I'm not looking forward to going and getting the run around.
You may feel pain while walking or shortly after stopping. CVI may be associated with varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen veins that you can see through the skin. They often look blue, bulging, and twisted. Large varicose veins can lead to skin changes like rashes, redness, and sores. CVI can also cause problems with leg swelling because of the pressure of the blood pooling in the veins. Your lymphatic system may also produce more of a fluid called lymph to compensate for CVI.
//www.footsmart.com/HealthCondition.aspx?ailmentId=94 Edema can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels, but many other factors can contribute to its onset, including: Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates , Abusing laxatives,diuretics, drugs, sodium retention, varicose veins, allergic reactions and neuromuscular disorders. Elevate the effected leg.
i been paying closer attention to when the pain is worst and it is definatley when i am on my period. also my ankles were very swollen two days ago. does any one else have symptons like this?
Hello, Common causes of ankle swelling include traumatic Injury such as an ankle sprain or a fracture, gout (accumulation of uric acid crystals within the fluid of your ankle),ankle arthritis, infection (cellulitis or septic joint), problems with blood flow like DVT can impair normal circulation and lead to swelling around the ankles, pregnancy, obesity, and varicose veins.
Being overweight can be one of the causes of swollen ankles without pain, it can also occur due to edema or water retention. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Standing for a long time can also cause these symptoms. Take rest and elevate your legs while resting. Try to follow a low salt diet as this may reduce the swelling. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Thanks for your replies, I havent injured my leg in the past, apart from varicose veins but again only on my left leg, strange hey ... maybe thats it, the varicose veins causes the fluid in my left leg ...I will tell the doctor, I should get to the bottom of this, it really worries me & who needs extra worries while on Interferon + Riba, right!
this can also sometimes occur in severe cases of acute hepatitis and liver damage), blood can flow backwards from the portal circulation to the systemic circulation where they are connected. This can lead to varicose veins in the stomach and esophagus (gastric and esophageal varices) and rectum hemorrhoids or rectal varicies). Gastric and esophageal varices can rupture, bleed massively and even cause death.
Ten years ago I had a bout of swollen ankles for no reason - and about 3 years ago, it came back and I've been on lasix ever since - I've had varicose veins stripped and also injected (10 years ago or so).... and this is what I remember without consulting my records. I am planning on still doing that even though I was able to sketch out a timeline - I know I may have the years wrong on some of these and want to review my records and make notes just for my own info if nothing else.
BTW...I haven't listed my many symptoms in this forum in 4 yrs...& my "symptoms list" has grown quite extensively.
I had it once so severely that I went to the emergency room where they gave me meds to open my arteries. My index finger was so swollen that if I waited a day or two longer it would have gone gangreen. I've been to vascular surgeons, cardiologists. hand surgeons and regular md's and no one can help me. This just happened again to my thumb after 10 years and my cardiologist prescribed high blood pressure meds...and I DON'T have high blood pressure, I've been running for 25 years!
Further thoughts about this. My mother had varicose veins. I have thread veins in the upper legs and on the backs of the knees. I wondered whether there could be a medication taken in the past which has triggered a sensitivity. I had Septrin in my early twenties, to which I developed an allergy. I have heard that Septrin can trigger sun sensitivity, so who knows what other long term side effects there could be from some of the stuff we have taken over the years.
HE And we cant forget varices, which can present as a rupture of the vein in the esophagus (for example) which causes vomiting a large amount of blood, or varicosities in other regions, one is on the stomach, and looks like Medusa~ There are also a few other labs that will be off, with cirrhosis, like high bilirubin, which causes itching (I had that one without the cirrhosis though, but again, a mild bili elevation, cuz I wasn't cirrhotic) etc. The Gold Standard here in the U.S.
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